Head up, up and away to Sportsman’s Paradise this July for the Red River Balloon Rally. This annual celebration plays host to the Southeast Regional Hot Air Balloon Championship, as well as the CenterPoint Energy Red River Balloon Rally Festival in Shreveport-Bossier. This year, the event will take place July 12-14 on the LSUS campus! Keep an eye out for colorful, specially-shaped hot air balloons, such as Rocky the Squirrel and Cowboy Dilla. Competitive balloon flights, a 5K run, specialty vendors, tethered balloon rides and the Holiday Lanes Kidz Zone are just some of the events families can enjoy during this jam-packed weekend event.
To add to the family fun, there will be live music from both regional and national acts, perfect for passing a good time. Featured musical acts include the Molly Ringwalds, KB, Spectra Vamp, Building 429, los b-ok and more. On Friday and Saturday nights watch as larger-than-life balloons glow, and be sure to catch the fireworks show over the main stage before the final musical acts take the stage on Friday and Saturday.
Red River Rally is the perfect way to spend a weekend in Shreveport-Bossier this summer. For more information and to buy tickets, visit redriverballoonrally.com. Remember to snap, tag and share your summer fun with #OnlyLouisiana.